Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Monday, June 20, that Israeli and Turkish security officials have worked together to foil terrorist attacks on Israelis in Turkey.
“The operational efforts alongside Turkish security forces have borne fruit,” Bennett said. “In recent days, in a joint Israeli-Turkish effort, we thwarted a number of attacks, and a number of terrorists were arrested on Turkish soil.”
The prime minister did not include details on the number of attacks, how many individuals were arrested, or the nationality of the terrorists.
Israel is “working closely with Turkish officials to thwart attempts to strike Israelis and Jews,” said Bennett.
Bennett spoke in his office to Israeli reporters hours before he and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid announced that they would be dissolving the Knesset.
Senior Israeli leaders have sounded a series of warnings since last week that Iran is trying to carry out terror attacks against Israelis on Turkish soil.
“The goal is to return the situation to normal as quickly as possible,” Bennett said.
“God, we ask that you protect Israel and your people from harm, no matter where they are in the world.”
Originally posted at VFINews.